Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This morning, I hit the 20 pound mark. I can't believe it. In a little over 2 months, I have lost 20 pounds, just by putting down the sodas, the hamburgers, and walking with my mom!!!! I started the day after Labor Day. I have changed my habits considerably and I think that even after I make my goal...I still will keep many of these habits.
Honestly, I used to have such bad habits...there was even a point where I would by a fast food restaurant on the way home and then go over and eat a full dinner with my parents or my boyfriend and hide the bag so they wouldn't see it in my car. I love Hardee's Spicy Chicken w/o mayo and they're only $1. I would order not 1, but 2 of those, a medium fry (which is huge) and a medium sweet tea (which has to be at least 32 ounces). If I cooked a side for dinner(pasta, rice, or potatoes) or something, I would keep going back and dipping in the pot until I had finished it off by bedtime. Potatoes are still my strongest weakness; I still eat fries...but I only order the small!!!!! I didn't measure portions of anything, I just scooped it on my plate until I felt I had enough.
I am probably one of the few people who dislike a lot of the main breakfast foods...I can't stand sausage, eggs, or grits, so it was nothing for me to skip breakfast...or to eat unhealthy things for breakfast on the weekends. I grew up eating ramen noodles for breakfast....lol. I've always been a picky eater. I don't eat seafood...and I hate fat on meat. But what I do eat, I love and that's been my problem. I have no problems with fruits and vegetables; they just have never been my focus. I have never been overly particular about meat, either. I just love my starches: rice, pasta, and potatoes. But Sparkpeople has taught me that I can still eat those things....just not as much.
Sparkpeople has also taught me that I CAN drink water. I hated water with a passion...lol This coming from a science teacher who teaches on the importance of water on earth. I used to say...I have to have something to wash the taste of my food out of my mouth and water can't do it...lol. I drank flavored water for a while, used the packets of lemonade, too, but when I finally gave this thing a real try...I started drinking nothing but water.
I'm down 20 pounds...and I'm loving it!!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I bought a pair of shorts this summer that were a size too small...lol. I didn't wear them this summer, but I thought that they were cute and they were on sale...I couldn't pass them up. I could button them, but they pushed up my stomach....a muffin top. Well I am proud to say, my shorts fit, but....they are still a little bit tight around the thighs....something to work towards!!!!!!!!
Friday, November 06, 2009
Today, I got so many compliments on my weight loss. One of the teachers said she noticed it the other day and didn't get to say anything to me about it. I got asked about 3-4 times today how much weight I had lost. I was soooo happy!!!! It made me feel really good that it has become noticeable. My clothes are little bit looser as well!!! yaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I've lost 2 more pounds in the last week!!!!! My main things is that I have managed to stay away from sodas and tea! I haven't had either of those since September 7!!!! I also haven't eaten red meat, with the exception of a couple of times (meatballs at church, best friend's bday dinner at melting pot, banquet sponsored by cattleman's assoc...lol)...but no hamburger!!!! yaaay me!!!
I really have been wanting a burger, but I'm determined to hold out until I lose at least 25 pounds before I do. Right now, I'm at 17 pounds, with the holidays coming...it may be slow going. I'm really proud of myself though!!!!
On a sad note, my cousin's husband passed last week....after having gastric bypass surgery. However, it has made me more determined to eat right and keep these pounds off. I'm praying for her as she goes through...and I'm praying for myself to maintain willpower. My mother has even lost weight and given up sodas as well. I'm rubbing off on her!!!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
I still haven't bought a digital scale...still using my same old scale...so I can't tell if I'm losing tenths of pounds or anything only if it drops by actual pounds. I guess I've slacked off on my diet...I'm still eating better than I used to, but I'm not quite as fanatic about my fruits and vegetables as I was in the beginning. Well, for the last two weeks, my scale basically has not moved. I weigh every morning, but I only track it once a week. I was like this is too soon to reach a plateau...I'm only 6 weeks in. Thank goodness, the scale had moved this morning. I originally wanted to go totally raw especially because of the benefits that it has with sinuses. Wouldn't you know, I got the most horrible sinus headache this past Friday. I was like man, if I had stayed with the raw foods, I wouldn't be feeling this way. Thank God (and Suphedrine PE) it's gone today...but the weekend wasn't that pleasant. Hopefully, I can keep the pounds down and the illnesses away as winter arrives (yeah, I know it's only fall, but anything below 70 is winter to me!!!!)
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